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Plant Sterols Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Plant Sterols.

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Plant Sterols and Stanols: What You Need to Know

Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

The Quest for Functional Foods

All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases....  Read more

The Truth about Coconut Oil

Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil.  Health claims about the oil's ability to hel...  Read more

The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow

New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening...  Read more

I really recommend a plant based diet for weight l
Updated 7/18/2016 4:02:13 AM

I really recommend a plant based diet for weight loss & other health benefits. It's the only thing that's worked for me! I recommend a doc called "Forks Over Knives" if you're interested in plant based eating & the benefits it can bring you :)...  Read more

organic plant protein (plantfusion)
Updated 7/15/2016 12:36:01 PM

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Plant based diet, vegan, or wantabe...buddy needed
Updated 7/2/2016 5:29:48 AM

Plant based diet, vegan, or wantabe...buddy needed. I need to share ideas and recipes that don't involve meat or dairy. If you are interested, please send me a note. Thank you, Julie...  Read more

I really recommend plant based eating for weight l
Updated 6/29/2016 2:21:34 PM

I really recommend plant based eating for weight loss! There's a great documentary called Forks Over Knives where you can learn about plant based eating & all its benefits :)...  Read more

Looking for friends to discuss plant based diet.
Updated 7/19/2016 10:25:24 AM

Hi all, I'm looking for some new friends interested in vegetarian or plant based diet recipes and advice. I'm trying hard to cut out meat and animal products. I just need a little push in the right direction. Thank you....Julie...  Read more

Moducare Immune Booster

A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since...  Read more

Foods To Naturally Help Lower LDL

2 to 3 servings/day of soy protein; 2 servings/day of plant stanols or sterols found in products such as Benecol & Take Control margarine and lots of fiber especially from oat bran, psyllium & barley - can each lower LDL by up to 10%.(Consumer Report...  Read more

Eat To Live

A group for those following Dr. Fuhrman's guidelines for a plant based, nutrient-dense, healthy lifestyle. NEVER feel deprived. Gain health, lose weight, live well. EAT TO LIVE!...  Read more

You Asked: What's better, Margarine or Butter?

SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out....  Read more

Know Your GMOs (Q & A)

For the past several years, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) have been dominating the health news headlines. But what are GMOs, really? What do they do? What kinds of foods contain them? And—most importantly—are they really safe to c...  Read more

Backtalk About Plant Sterols and Stanols

I just read this article: Plant Sterols and Plant Stanols: What You Need to Know www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1180 right here on SparkPeople, and I'm very concerned. Only two of the comments on the article seemed to re...  Read more